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There is a competition for Kentucky’s starting point guard spot


It has long been assumed that Quade Green will be Kentucky’s starting point guard, but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is going to make him earn it.

Gilgeous-Alexander’s size impressed everyone who watched Kentucky’s televised pro day last weekend, so it should come as no surprise that he is in the mix for the job.

When asked, John Calipari said, “Quade and Shai right now are competing. It’s a great battle. I’m starting one and then I’ll flip them and start the other. I say ‘start,’ I’ll put them with different groups to watch them.”

“Hami could play it in a pinch,” Cal added, suggesting it could be a three-way competition. “We’re a good enough handling team that you could play basically without a point guard. But our teams have been centered on having guys out there that can really control the game somewhat. So I would say two. And they can play together, by the way, because Shai is big.”

In football they say, “If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have one.” But for Kentucky’s point guard situation, I like the thought of Green and Gilgeous-Alexander competing for (and sharing) the job as they each bring different elements to the floor.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 responses to “There is a competition for Kentucky’s starting point guard spot”

  1. Angelo

    Big is better! Let’s give Shai a shot.

  2. 8xchamp

    I’m already sick of hearing the word hami, gonna be a long year.

    1. gobble gobble

      What?

    2. gobble gobble

      Why do so many of our fans have to be so negative and unintelligent?

    3. CreepyFootGuy

      I’m already sick of your comments. Gonna be a long year.

    4. runningunnin.454

      Hami sandwich…Hami and eggs…Hami and cheese sandwich…Cheesy Hami chowder…Hami salad…
      Hami and beans…Hami and rice casserole
      Hami Hami Hami Hami.

    5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    6. Rabbi Li

      I agree.

      Let’s call him Dou. So then when he does something good we can fill Rupp with, “DOOOOOOOUUUUU!”

  3. BobNWeaver

    Two reliable point guards is better than one (or none!)

    1. Luether

      Not sure, yet, that either will be “reliable”…

    2. Cletis75

      But we can always rely on you, Luether, to be a negative Nancy.

  4. BobNWeaver

    Also, teams are going to play a packed-in zone defense, so whichever can hit open 3s has the advantage.

    1. Angelo

      Brad will save us!!

  5. Youremyboyblue

    8xchamp, more like 8xchump. What a dumbass. Why would you even think something like that?

  6. Rabbi Li

    Drew said, “It has long been assumed that Quade Green will be Kentucky’s starting point guard, but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is going to make him earn it.”

    Only someone who didn’t watch these 2 players in high school would assume that.